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Titre New Mandala
Langue anglais
Pays, continent Thaïlande et Birmanie, Asie
Editeur Australian National University, Canberra
Périodicité journalière
Editions électronique
Site web http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/


Twin authoritarianisms in Myanmar

Khin Zaw Win 24/09/19

In the early 21st century, we see that a good part of the world is turning its back on diversity – and this goes beyond Southeast Asia. We see this in Europe, in India, and in the Americas. This trend manifests as a poisonous concoction of (...)

Leadership Collapses, Hong Kong Disintegrates


Chief Executive Carrie Lam, her executive council and the herd of legislative rubber-stampers have abandoned the city to chaos. That is not accidental. It is orchestrated. Militant protesters, paid thugs, disguised agents-provocateurs and angry (...)

Between throwing rocks and a hard place : FPI and the Jakarta riots

Ian Wilson 03/06/19

Many of the questions surrounding who was responsible for the violence that erupted in Jakarta on 21–22 May will likely never be answered. Prevailing theories suggest roles for a mix of interests and actors, involving paid thugs, religious (...)

Thailand’s first elections in the post-Bhumibol era

Kasian Tejapira 25/01/19

Thailand’s 2019 general elections will be the first since the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, or Rama IX, on 13 October 2016. Concomitantly, they will be the first elections in Thailand not held under political conditions of royal (...)

Jokowi’s authoritarian turn

Tom Power 16/10/18

Several insightful analyses of Joko Widodo’s approach to the presidency have been advanced since he took office. For the most part, these have focused on his overriding preoccupation with domestic economic development, and his lack of a clear (...)

Thailand Unsettled : The Military

Puangthong Pawakapan 07/09/18

You begin your recent article on ISOC by referencing concepts such as “the deep state” and “the network monarchy”. Duncan McCargo has now stated that the concept of “network monarchy” may no longer define the situation today. So I’d like to ask, in (...)

Assessing the Rohingya crisis

Nicholas Farrelly 18/06/18

When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) triumphed at Myanmar’s 2015 general election she was riding high, supported by millions of hopeful citizens eager for change. Her party swept away its opponents from the former military (...)

Old dominance, new dominos in Southeast Asia

Dan Slater 27/02/18

Not since World War II has liberal democracy, and the intergroup tolerance that sustains it, seemed so deeply endangered in so many places at once. For the first time in three quarters of a century, illiberalism and chauvinism have stolen the (...)

Thailand in 2018 : no neat exit strategy for junta

Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang 31/01/18

What will 2018 bring for Thai politics ? In late 2017, clues began to emerge about how the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO) would prepare its departure from power in 2018. A number of scenarios have been speculated upon, from leaving (...)

Myanmar : the darker side of buddhism

Paul Fuller 21/11/17

Sitagu Sayadaw is one of the most respected religious leaders in Myanmar. He is very well known for his teachings and for his philanthropic work. He has considerable influence. It therefore surprised many in his native Myanmar and worldwide when (...)

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